With patio season around the corner, we decided to check out where to go to get the best deal on beer. Using a 24 pack of Molson Canadian as a guide, we rang up liquor stores across the country to see just how much a case of our national brew would set us back at the till.
Leave it to the most liberal province to offer the cheapest brew. One of the few places where you can pick up your favourite hoppy beverage at the corner store, Quebec sells a 24 pack of Molson Canadian for the extremely reasonable price of $28 --the cheapest price in the country! Even local favourites like a 12 of Blanche de Chambly come in at an affordable $14.
Not only will you have to head to the goverment-regulated Beer Store to pick up a case of beer in Ontario, but you can also expect to pay almost $10 more than you would in Quebec! A 24 pack case of Molson Canadian runs between $35 and $42 depending on whether you want it in a bottle or can.
Similar to Ontario, a 24 pack of Molson Canadian costs approximately $36 in the British Columbia government-regulated shops.
Heading to your local Liquor Mart in Manitoba, you will find a Molson Candian 2-4 for around $40 in both bottles and cans.
Prince Edward Island
Relaxing on the beach in picturesque Prince Edward Island wouldn't be complete without an ice cold brew. For 24 bottles of Molson Canadian, expect to pay around $43.
Bringing a 2-4 to the next lobster bake will set you back around $43 from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).
We'll be honest, we figured beer was pretty hard to come by in the Yukon. Surprisingly, a 24 pack will only cost you around $44 at one of the Yukon Liquor Corporation shops.
Whether you're camping in the Rockies, hitting up the Calgary Stampede or just kicking back at a tailgate, a Canadian brew in hand feels like a must when you're visiting Alberta. One of the pricier provinces, a Molson Canadian 24 pack runs for around $45.
Inching up by a loonie, a 24 pack of beer in Newfoundland costs around $46.
There is no better way to relax in Saskatchewan than by sitting in a wheat field and staring up at the blue sky with an ice cold beer in hand. The Molson 2-4 costs $47 at Sask Liquor.
Crossing the border into Quebec or Nova Scotia will save you between $5 and $20 on a 24 pack of Molson Canadian. One of the priciest places to pick up beer, New Brunswick liquor stores charge around $48.
Rounding out the most expensive place to pick up a 2-4, Canada's far reaches in the Northwest Territories are faced with the inflated price of almost $57 --close to $30 more than what you would pay in Quebec. Sounds shocking but that's the cost of remote living where shipping is expensive and a smaller population makes for less demand.